Mr. Kreider has more than 40 years’ experience as an ocean engineer and leader developing and operating unique ocean systems and performing projects in unforgiving environments for commercial and government customers. Through 2017, Mr. Kreider was Senior Vice-President of Oceaneering Advanced Technologies (ADTECH) and an Executive Officer of Oceaneering International, Inc., a $2 billion publicly-traded company on the NYSE. In this position, he led an organization of 1500 employees and had broad P&L responsibility for all non-oilfield business, including manned and unmanned projects in space, undersea, and on land. Prior to Oceaneering, Mr. Kreider was Vice-President at Eastport International (1987 – 1992), Vice-President at Arctec Incorporated (1982 – 1987), and manager at Shell Oil/Shell Development Company (1975 – 1982). Mr. Kreider earned a BS in Chemical Engineering from Lehigh University and MS and Engineer’s Degrees in Ocean Engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. Mr. Kreider has been a member of the NOAA Ocean Exploration Advisory Board since 2014 and Chair since 2017, and he also serves as Sea Space Symposium Chairman of Board.
Mr. Kreider will serve an initial four-year term.